Sussex IM, a Wisconsin-based custom injection molder, has appointed Carrie Stangel as Quality Manager.

Carrie’s quality assurance experience in a range of plastic products - including medical components - will be a great asset in our ongoing quest for growth,” said Everson. “The upside potential is enormous, given our central U.S. location. In our post-pandemic world, more of our customers see the value in supply chain risk mitigation and opt for the quality and consistency of domestic sourcing. Carrie’s robust skill set is a perfect match for our strategic goals,” said Keith Everson, the company’s CEO.

According to Everson, Stangel’s decades of professional experience with plastic injection molding, specifically medical components and assemblies, will be an asset as the company expands its efforts in the medical and pharma marketplace.

Stangel was most recently a Quality Assurance Manager at MGS Manufacturing Group. At MGS she maintained ISO 9001, 13485, and IATF 16949 certifications, and oversaw cleanroom compliance, as well as compliance with FDA standards for registered medical devices. She was responsible for the company’s overall quality management system.

Previously, Stangel held quality assurance management positions for plastic injection molding companies such as Gateway Plastics Inc. and Tulip Molded Plastics Corporation. Her professional experience also included senior quality-management positions at Trek Bicycle Corporation, Kohler Company, and Johnson Controls Inc.

Stangel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Sussex IM is converting one of its five plants to an ISO 8 clean room to satisfy existing medical/pharma customers and offer growth opportunities. In addition, the company is expanding its Advanced Manufacturing Facility, which will be designed to include ISO 8 clean rooms and specialty manufacturing cells.